Fellows and members of RSTMH are invited to nominate themselves or another Fellow or member for the Sir Patrick Manson Medal 2019.
At the outset of the twentieth century, Sir Patrick Manson, GCMG, FRS, was the most eminent figure in the field of tropical medicine. Distinguished by his own research, and with a reputation as an outstanding teacher and administrator, he established the scientific basis of tropical medicine.
In his own lifetime, he was hailed by Raphael Blanchard of Paris as the "Father of Tropical Medicine".
Sir Patrick was the first President of RSTMH and remained closely associated with the Society until the end of his life.
The bronze medal bears the likeness of Sir Patrick in profile on the obverse, and on the reverse a garland of oak leaves surrounds the words "Tropical Medicine. A.D. 1922", the year in which Sir Patrick died.
The Sir Patrick Manson Medal is awarded triennially. It is the Society's highest mark of distinction, and will be awarded to the living person whose contribution to any branch of tropical medicine or hygiene is considered by the Board of Trustees to merit the honour most.
Only RSTMH Fellows or members are eligible to nominate and be nominated for this award.
It was last awarded in 2016 to Professor Baron Peter Piot.
Deadline for submissions is Monday 22 July, 17:00 (5pm) BST (British Summer Time). Complete submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.